Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), Hope For All aims to reduce HIV transmission through an integrated approach involving education, testing and counseling, and care and support services. Hope For All improves the quality of and expands services for people living with HIV (PLHIV) and OVC through education programs directed at individuals, community groups, volunteers, and staff. The organization increases the utilization of and access to VCT services. They also provide an education package and risk reduction services for female sex workers.
Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), FACT promotes behavioral change communication, risk reduction, and risk assessment for key populations. The organization provides family planning services, HIV testing and counseling, referrals for other sexually transmitted infections, and care and support for HIV positive and orphans and vulnerable children. Through their efforts, FACT hopes to address cross-cutting issues such as stigma and discrimination as well as sexual and gender-based violence.
Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), Comforting Hearts provides care & support services and home-based counseling and testing services to PLHIV and their families. Services for adult PLHIV include the provision of physical, social, spiritual, and psychological care and support services and education. The orphans and other vulnerable children (OVC) component includes nutrition support, health, education, protection, psychosocial support, shelter, and care.
Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), Artistes in Direct Support implements HIV/AIDS prevention activities through prevention packages that target several points in the pathway to HIV infection, address major drivers of HIV epidemics with efficacious primary interventions, improve the effectiveness of these interventions through combination, and provide basic strategies that support prevention and respect ethical imperatives for men who have sex with men (MSM) and female sex workers (FSW).
YCG, in partnership with the National AIDS Programme Secretariat (NAPS), provides HIV prevention services to key populations in Region 1 of Guyana with funding provided through grants awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC). The project offers a range of prevention services including peer outreach and education, support group meetings, life skills sessions, risk reduction counseling and psychosocial support, counseling and testing for HIV, and stigma and discrimination training. In addition, YCG distributes condoms, lubricants, and behavior change communication materials.
Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), United Bricklayers targets key populations including men who have sex with men (MSM) and female sex workers (FSW) in Regions 5 and 6 of Guyana to reduce the spread of HIV. The organization provides peer education, condom and lubricant promotion and distribution, risk assessment and reduction, and economic strengthening activities. Additionally, United Bricklayers offers referrals for screening, care and treatment, voluntary counseling and testing (VCT), and behavior change activities.
Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), the Network of Guyanese Living with and Affected by HIV/AIDS addresses the reduction of stigma and discrimination within churches and communities. The Network of Guyanese Living with and Affected by HIV/AIDS engages the local community to promote positive health, dignity, and prevention.
Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), REDOVIH+ works in a consortium with Amigos Siempre Amigos (ASA), Batey Relief Alliance (BRA), and Movimiento de Mujeres Unidas (MODEMU) in the Santo Domingo, Monte Plata, and San Cristobal regions of the Dominican Republic. The Consortium works to improve HIV services for MSM and transgender individuals through training, personal development, community and social capital formation, and integrated HIV services for sex workers.
Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), the Linden Care Foundation provides care and support and prevention services for men who have sex with men (MSM), commercial sex workers, miners, loggers, and Amerindians. These services include adherence counseling, vocational and entrepreneurial skills training, capacity building and life skills, nutritional education, and psychosocial support. The program will also include reproductive health education and PMTCT Plus sessions for key populations.
The Linden Care Foundation emerged from the Regional AIDS Committee in 2001 to work towards the prevention and reduction of HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections (STI). Through the implementation of several youth-targeted awareness programs, the Linden Care Foundation aims to reduce the spread of HIV in Region 10 of Guyana. The organization also provides care and support services for people living with HIV (PLHIV), including children living with or affected by HIV.